Pathfinder Lambda – Jim Dowling
Dad brought me to Kemper in 1975 when he accepted a teaching position at Kemper. I spent my time at Kemper in the band playing sax and eventually leading as the Drum Major.
After graduation, I spent some time at the University of Missouri, Columbia as a business major, but left early and enlisted in the Army in 1983 as a 97E with Russian. The same year, I married my wife, Mary. After several years in Munich, we got out and settled in the Indianapolis area. We have a daughter and two grandchildren.
After leaving the service, I worked awhile as a cabinet maker, but longing for decent benefits and a strong desire to retain my fingers, I went back to school for Architectural drafting and computer science. While I still muck about in woodworking as a hobby, I’ve spent the last 25 years working for a small research center at Indiana University. I provide systems administration support as well as database administration. I support windows systems up to Windows 2016 and several flavors on Unix. I’m also a decent data wrangler, working with Oracle, SQL Server and Postgresql.
I like the idea of a KOB Network, perhaps a way of extending the legacy of a school that no longer exists. I’m grateful for the friendships and the life lessons that I acquired at Kemper. If there is some way I can help out, let me know.
I AM a Kemper Old Boy!
Posted By , 11 Oct 2019